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Salsa Invertebraxa

4.52 of 5 stars 4.52  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Winner at the AICN Comics 9th ANNUAL @$$IE AWARDS, for Best Art, and shortlisted for Best Graphic Novel 2012 by the Aurealis Awards, Salsa Invertebraxa is a storybook unlike any other, an Alice in Wonderland for insects, set in an imaginary world as two tiny companions set out on an odyssey of discovery. With one antenna listening out for vast armies competing for dominanc ...more
Hardcover, 104 pages
Published October 31st 2011 by Pecksniff Press
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3.5 stars.

It is a graphic novel about the world of insects. The world is a nasty one with parasites, predators, etc. I am actually very happy that we - the humans - only see a small tip of the iceberg of this. To be more specific, the story is told in verse and is about a day of life of two insects, or creatures in all the gory details.

As far as illustrations, this book is easily rated 5+ stars: they are that good, even gorgeous. I thought about using a couple of them as a background on my deskt
Nicola Mansfield
Reason for Reading: The book looked beautiful and sounded interesting.

First off, let me say that I was not going to give this book a rating as I was flummoxed as to what I should rate it. This has never happened to me before but then when I thought about it, not giving the book a rating was copping out. My rating is like giving the book a 50%; I kind of feel like the right person would enjoy this book much more than I did and could deservedly give it a higher rating.

The illustration is absolutel
Clark Carlton
I am intoxicated with Salsa Invertebraxa, written and illustrated by Mozchops aka Paul Phippen. It will be loved by those who embrace the eerie beauty of bugs as well those who admire great painting. The hard cover book is a high quality, ecologically conscious printing that is one of the best coffee table books you may ever encounter as well as a graphic novel laced together by an unconventional narrative poem. The written text is one part Dr. Seuss, one part Lewis Carroll,and other parts Walt ...more
Rose Cimarron
Jul 28, 2012 Rose Cimarron rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Rose by: First Reads
[2012-04-12] My book has arrived :o) Thank you Mozchops for choosing me to win one of your books on First Reads.

[21012-04-12 1900] Thought I'd have a quick look - read the whole book! The artwork is amazing; beautifully detailed and excellently imagined and executed. Close enough to real life to be recognisable, different enough to be magical. The story is simple in outline, but amazingly detailed and complex in execution - just like life.

A definite "must read" for all ages.

I am so pleased I won
Lee Salve
first of all.. the cover of the book was beautifully done.. i will really recommend this book to my friends.. XD

The author did so good on the book.. i like the how he draw the details every page..i like how it ends.. i will not spoil the story here ofcourse.. so it was so good.. this book will also make you interested on the activities and life of insects and invertebrates. the texts of the books is also very interesting.. i like it since i'been hook up to poetry but i think the young readers w
Deborah Biancotti
Deborah was the convenor of the Graphic Novel/Illustrated Works category for the Aurealis Awards in 2011. This review/rating is the personal opinion of Deborah herself, and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any judging panel, the judging coordinator or the Aurealis Awards management team.

From the Aurealis Awards Judges' Report 2011:

Visually stunning storytelling ‘from the ground up’ marked this awe-inspiring entry that blew ‘a bug’s life’ stories out of the sky. This labour of love de
I recieved this copy for review via goodreads.
This graphic novel is a truly beautiful book.The illustrations are breathtaking, of nature at it's smallest and wildest.It is a true work of art.
Tangential view of Planet Earth. Or some other plane yet undisturbed.
Never seen anything like if before.
Kat (Kindred Dreamheart)
The art in this graphic novel was phenomenal!
Paddy O'callaghan

Exquisite. Mon Dieu, Amazing
The pictures are absolutely amazing. I can't get over the movement and atmosphere they capture. It's reminiscent of science fiction, which is more than just the alienness of the insect world, or the made up species.

The writing was occasionally clever or poignant, but mostly it was a distraction from the gorgeous drawings. It seemed to come from a different world than the illustrations. I wasn't too excited about anthropomorphized insects, but by the end I decided it was quite well done.
The artwork on this is absolutely stunning.
May 20, 2012 James marked it as to-read
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Mozchops has been an active concept artist and designer for major companies in the video-game and media industries since 1996, working from his London (UK) roots to various postings around the world, including the USA, Australia, Hong Kong and SE Asia. He was the principal designer for cult racing hit Re-Volt (Acclaim 1999). The last six years has seen the completion of his personal book project, ...more
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